Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Bush Christmas

This year we spent Christmas on my brother-in-law's property in Albany.  It's the first time we have broken with protocol and not had a sit down Christmas lunch indoors.

We started the day with breakfast by the beach at Frenchman's Bay, where we arrived so early we had the whole place to ourselves.

In the meantime our Christmas lunch was merrily turning on its spit back on the block.

The children dug holes, but buckets and spades were soon abandoned as the day quickly warmed up and the sea was a better option.

We then retreated to the shade of the verandah

where lunch was finished off with some amazing miniature Christmas puddings

Our jack russell was in lizard chasing heaven!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Unwrapped all wrapped up

The second Unwrapped market on Sunday 16th came and went in a bit of a blur, but I did remember to bring my camera  this time and managed to take a few quick shots of my stall before the crowds arrived.  I had lovely stallholders on either side of me and we had a really nice time together.

What I like most about Unwrapped and Made on the Left is the really collaborative approach - stallholders help each other out, share ideas and just have a good time.  A lot of the credit for this goes to the organisers. A special thanks goes to Ebony, the founder of Unwrapped, who will be handing over the reins in March 2013 after 7 years.  It's been a wonderful journey.

Here was my stall:

That's my last market for 2012.  Now I just have to tidy up my workspace....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Sunday in the City was super hot and super busy,

I had a stall at Unwrapped, but was so busy in getting it organised that I forgot to bring my camera.

Luckily other people were not so forgetful and Little Miss Mon Bon took a great photo of my handmade beads which she posted on her blog.

I will be at Unwrapped again this Sunday so if you missed out last week, make sure to come along this Sunday.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


3 more days until Unwrapped arrives in Forrest Place in the City.

Here's a glimpse of what I am bringing along:

hand coloured vintage bottle

vintage playing card in frame

cheerful Christmas tags

neon macrame plant holders

pleated paper decorations

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

All Wrapped Up

This year I am going with bright colours and polka dots for my Christmas wrapping - perhaps not a traditional Christmas look, but I love the riot of colour.

As well as colourful ribbon and tape I am using twisted paper string, and making customised tags by cutting stars out of the wrapping paper and sticking them on plain brown luggage tags.